The immortal Japanese trio will be shaking Rosemount Hotel to its foundational core on Saturday May 20. Supporting on tour will be local post-metal act Tangled Thoughts of Leaving.
"No home stereo system can capture the rich, bottom-heavy sound of Boris live, a sound so muscular, with so much presence, it's as much felt as heard."
- The Quietus
With a discography spanning over two decades, Boris have established themselves as one of the most prolific, genre bending bands in heavy music. Experimenting with drone, sludge, noise, doom, even dabbling into the realms of shoegaze and garage rock, the only thing more awe-inspiring than their musical versatility are their ear-shattering live performances.
Pink has been revered by numerous publications as one of Boris’ finest albums. It shone like a beacon in the mid-2000s metal scene - a bold combination of infectious energy, hypnotic atmosphere and broken boundaries. This show presents Boris in their element as they showcase an album dedicated to unbridled diversity, taking the high energy of hard rock and washing it in a shoegaze dream.
"Its unshakably addictive refrain, blistering, scorched-out guitars, thunderous, supercharged rock, and countless change-ups not only warrant its extended length, but make it feel about half as long as it actually is, and keep the listener fully engaged throughout its entire runtime."
Support act Tangled Thoughts of Leaving have consistently impressed fans and critics with music that haunts like an old scar, forcing listeners to wallow in entrancing instrumentals and an inescapeable dread. Their 2015 release, Yield To Dispair, was universally applauded as an atmospheric masterpiece, and their live shows are equally as awe inspiring.
This May, Boris will continue on their Pink 10th anniversary tour, promising one of the loudest shows you’ll catch all year. Don’t be caught waiting another decade for a show like this to happen again.